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FREE | Online Writing Workshop: Editing with Lauren Elise Daniels & Geneve Flynn

February 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Online Writing Workshop- Editing with Lauren Elise Daniels Geneve Flynn
Learn the principles of self-editing and everything you need to know before approaching an editor.

About this event

As you may know, first contact with an editor can point you to publication. A vetting process often begins as editors consider suitable publishers, so you want your manuscript to shine. Sometimes, however, writers expect editors to teach them the basics, but it’s just not their role. Manuscripts littered with common mistakes also communicate that writers haven’t educated themselves and look daunting to industry professionals. This course teaches you what you need to know before spending a cent on editors or assessments.


  • Apply the editing cycle from developmental & structural editing right down through copyediting & proofreading. Establish & access a style sheet, an essential tool for your proofreaders.
  • Tag & resolve common errors.
  • Professionally format your work for submission.
  • Compile a market-savvy synopsis that gives the editor & publishers precisely what they want.
  • Hone your expectations of an editor to get the best return.
  • Read, manipulate, accept/reject & apply ‘Track Changes’ left on your draft by an editor.
  • Access top resources like style manuals, etc.


This workshop is hosted by Queensland Writers Centre and is being offered free of charge to a limited number of Fraser Coast Libraries members only.

If you find you are unable to attend the workshop, please either let us know, or delete your booking, so that someone else may be able to attend.

This is a hybrid workshop with a focus on the sustainability of your writing career; it will be held in-person at Queensland Writers Centre and live streamed simultaneously to an online audience. It is a level 1 course suitable for writers of all levels.

Once you have registered you will receive login information to access the workshop, prior to the date of the workshop.

If you are unsure of how to access/use this technology, please contact the team at Fraser Coast Libraries at [email protected] for assistance.


Lauren Elise Daniels

Lauren Elise Daniels (BA, MFA, Creative Writing) has edited 100+ titles across the fiction and non-fiction genres. While most are traditionally published with Interactive Publications, Hawkeye, Pantera, UQP, and others, Lauren also assists authors who strive for high quality self-publication. She curated the content for Aiki Flinthart’s online course for Queensland Writers Centre, How to Get a Blackbelt in Writing and co-edited Relics, Wrecks and Ruins.

Lauren’s novel, Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten was shortlisted with Singapore’s Half the World Global Literati Awards and ranked 4th in the People’s Choice. Last year, she co-authored Winning Short Story Competitions: Essential Tools for the Serious Writer.

Lauren runs workshops for the NSW Heroine’s Festival and South Coast Writers Centre, is a literary judge for the Society of Women Writers and Hawkeye, and directs Brisbane Writers Workshop:

Geneve Flynn

Geneve Flynn is an award-winning speculative fiction editor and author. She has two psychology degrees and only uses them for nefarious purposes.

She co-edited Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women with celebrated New Zealand author and editor Lee Murray. The anthology won the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® and the 2020 Shirley Jackson Award for best anthology. It has also been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award, Aurealis Award, and Australian Shadows Award. Black Cranes is listed on Tor Nightfire’s Works of Feminist Horror and Locus magazine’s 2020 Recommended Reading List.

Geneve was assistant editor for Relics, Wrecks, and Ruins, a speculative fiction anthology which features authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Robert Silverberg, James (SA) Corey, Lee Murray, Mark Lawrence, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Angela Slatter. The anthology is the legacy of Australian fantasy author Aiki Flinthart, and is in support of the Flinthart Writing Residency with the Queensland Writers Centre.

Geneve’s short stories have been published in various markets, including Flame Tree Publishing, Things in the Well, and PseudoPod. Her latest short story, They Call Me Mother, will appear in Classic Monsters Unleashed with some of the biggest names in horror, including Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, and Ramsey Campbell.

Geneve loves tales that unsettle, all things writerly, and B-grade action movies. If that sounds like you, check out her website at


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check for suitability.

Can I ask the instructor questions as a live stream viewer?

QWC will have a live stream facilitator monitoring the chat section, so if there is a recurring question being asked, the facilitator will ask the instructor on the viewers’ behalf. Naturally, the instructor will also provide time to answer such questions; however, depending on the number of live stream viewers, for the tutor to answer everyone’s question within the time allocated can be a challenge, so please understand.

How should I prepare for the event?

We suggest having either a pen and paper or electronic note-taking device as you watch the live stream.

How do I access the event?

Fraser Coast Libraries will contact you to confirm your attendance and to provide you with your unique link to the live stream.

Can I playback the live stream after the event has happened?

Yes! You will have access to the live stream for seven days after the event. If you are watching the playback after the live stream, please keep in mind that you won’t be able to use the chat feature and ask questions to the presenter. For the best experience, we highly recommend watching live. After seven days your access will be revoked.

What am I allowed to say in the group chat?

The group chat is a fantastic way to interact and collaborate with other online participants, the QWC live stream facilitator, and the presenter. We expect members to be courteous and respectful in the group chat. The same behaviour you would conduct yourself in person at a QWC event is expected online. The QWC live stream facilitator will ban any participants who don’t abide by these rules so other participants can enjoy the event.

How do I improve the video quality of my live stream?

Every live stream is broadcasted in high definition. To watch the live stream in the best quality, select the gear icon in the bottom left of the video and select the highest possible resolution (in most cases this is 720p).

What internet browser should I use?

Our live stream provider, Crowdcast, recommends using Google Chrome to watch the live stream. However, the live stream does support Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Safari.


February 14, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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